Networking/Computing Tips/Tricks

Networking and Computing Tips and Tricks

pexels photo 414579

Every now and then we jot down some great networking and computing tips.

Usually these have to do with how to do this or how to change that. The subjects are fairly broad when it comes to networking and we encourage both your feedback and contributions to extending any of the tips.

If there is something you need help on or something you would like to see added here, just drop us a line from the "Contact Us" link and we will be glad to try and help.


Below are some good ones. Be careful, not all tips work on all networking equipment nor operating systems.

You should always contact us if you have questions.

To see how to secure a home network, click here

To view the Cisco Router How To's, click here

You can click on the column titles to sort on the column information (for instance click on Hits to sort the articles in ascending frequency, click it again to sort in descending frequency).

You can also select tags in the tag cloud to quickly list all articles on that particular subject.

Title Published Date Hits
Windows 10 WLAN/Wi-Fi Commands of Interest 02 January 2020 Hits: 1010
Viewing the WLAN/Wi-Fi details via the WLAN Report in Windows 10 02 January 2020 Hits: 265
What is the % signal in Windows Wireless? 02 January 2020 Hits: 232
What are all the Microsoft local area connections? 24 December 2019 Hits: 230
Finding Text Strings in Wireshark Captures 26 September 2019 Hits: 1981
Example IPv6 Fragmentation Attack 06 August 2019 Hits: 796
Example IPv6 SYN Flood Attack 05 August 2019 Hits: 797
Tweaking the Wireless Interface - Power Settings, Country etc. in Linux 28 June 2019 Hits: 739
A Terminal Version of T-Shark - we love it! 25 April 2019 Hits: 1544
How To Observe if the Web Site you are Browsing Uses QUIC 12 March 2019 Hits: 1957
3 Ways to put your Wi-Fi Interface in Monitor Mode in Linux 18 February 2019 Hits: 9388
Getting a Virtual Machine to Access Wi-Fi Monitor Mode 18 February 2019 Hits: 6669
IPv4/IPv6 Path MTU (PMTU) Discovery Demystified 30 November 2018 Hits: 3440
Creating Delay to a Subnet Tech Tip 14 November 2018 Hits: 733
GNS3 in Linux - Tech Tip - Docker Error 06 November 2018 Hits: 1838
The Linux 'ip' Command in Networking 26 October 2018 Hits: 956
Detecting ECMP in Linux using Paris and Dublin Traceroute 24 October 2018 Hits: 1709
Linux Starting Point - Commands You Need To Know 16 October 2018 Hits: 690
What is the 'cat' command, and how can I use it? 11 October 2018 Hits: 7771
IPv6 Settings (SYSCTL) on Linux 11 October 2018 Hits: 2410
How to use Wireshark to capture between VirtualBox VM's 29 August 2018 Hits: 6500
Zenmap - the nmap GUI 07 August 2018 Hits: 1225
Advanced nmap - the nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) 07 August 2018 Hits: 1769
Wi-Fi Network Monitoring & Manipulation in Parrot Linux 06 August 2018 Hits: 3129
GeoIP Add In for Wireshark 2.6 and Later 19 June 2018 Hits: 3354
Capturing Wi-Fi WLAN Packets in Wireshark on Linux 18 June 2018 Hits: 27760
How much QUIC Traffic is there? 25 May 2018 Hits: 1348
My Traceroute in Linux 15 May 2018 Hits: 1389
Testing/Baselining DNS Server Performance 03 May 2018 Hits: 1469
Using Ansible for Network Automation 26 March 2018 Hits: 3913
Is there a lot of QUIC in your Packet Captures? 08 March 2018 Hits: 9543
Using Wireshark to Analyze QUIC Traffic 08 March 2018 Hits: 11688
T-Shark Use in Wireless Networking 07 March 2018 Hits: 1541
Perhaps a top 15 Wireshark Capture Filter List 28 February 2018 Hits: 8235
What is the 'area range' command in OSPF? 24 January 2018 Hits: 4431
What is the “network” Command in OSPF and BGP? 22 January 2018 Hits: 9783
Wi-Fi Scanning Tools List 30 November 2017 Hits: 2988
Capturing Wi-Fi WLAN Packets on Windows for Free! 29 November 2017 Hits: 35018
Deleting Remembered Wi-Fi Networks in Windows, MAC OSx, and Linux (Debian) 25 November 2017 Hits: 1983
Real-life Wireless Wireshark Troubleshooting Example 06 November 2017 Hits: 2789
Linux Networking Commands 03 October 2017 Hits: 2839
The DNS System In Depth 19 July 2017 Hits: 5090
Leveraging SSL and TLS Decryption in Wireshark 15 July 2017 Hits: 13636
Wireshark Display Filter Macros 24 June 2017 Hits: 4613
Finding HTTPS Sessions in Wireshark Captures 22 June 2017 Hits: 3416
How do I find all packets from Apple devices in Wireshark? 21 June 2017 Hits: 7045
The TRANSUM tool is now in Wireshark 2.4! 18 June 2017 Hits: 2902
Wireless Report in Wireshark 2.x 18 June 2017 Hits: 1315
Using Netsh to Capture Packets in Windows 11 January 2017 Hits: 9977
A List of Network Monitoring Tools for Network and System Administrators 11 January 2017 Hits: 35749
Using the mergecap Tool to Merge Packet Captures 11 December 2016 Hits: 11676
Wireshark Ring Buffer Capture from the Command Line using T-Shark 09 December 2016 Hits: 8599
A Quick Start for your Favorite Windows Apps 27 November 2016 Hits: 2129
Carving and Parsing Packet Captures 01 August 2016 Hits: 5303
A Minimized Dissector Configuration Profile for Wireshark 18 July 2016 Hits: 2847
Getting Started with Linux - Linux Terminal commands you should know! 28 May 2016 Hits: 5225
Using MAC OSX Preview to save PDF's in Different Sizes 08 April 2016 Hits: 2567
The Purpose of the IP ID Field Demystified 28 March 2016 Hits: 33274
Free Windows Virtual Machines from Microsoft 08 August 2015 Hits: 3641
Setting up Wireshark Name Resolution Files 07 March 2015 Hits: 8082
Controlling Displayed Network Interfaces in Wireshark 07 March 2015 Hits: 252
Basic MPLS LDP Profile for Wireshark 10 January 2015 Hits: 4517
Learning the Network Science Fundamentals 27 December 2014 Hits: 3833
OpenFlow Overview 29 October 2014 Hits: 5864
A Wireshark Wi-Fi WLAN Configuration Profile 07 September 2014 Hits: 9589
How To Use 'dumpcap' Natively on your Computer 02 September 2014 Hits: 11875
A Wireshark IPv6 Configuration Profile 31 August 2014 Hits: 6205
A Wireshark Basic BGP Configuration Profile 31 August 2014 Hits: 6653
A Wireshark TCP Troubleshooting Configuration Profile 31 August 2014 Hits: 7933
A Wireshark IPv4 Configuration Profile 31 August 2014 Hits: 1776
A Wireshark DNS Configuration Profile 31 August 2014 Hits: 1526
A Wireshark ARP Configuration Profile 31 August 2014 Hits: 2540
The Basics of 'netcat' 24 July 2014 Hits: 5874
GodMode in Windows 21 July 2014 Hits: 4626
Deeper Scanning with nmap 20 July 2014 Hits: 10630
Getting Started with nmap 20 July 2014 Hits: 6833
T-Shark Usage Examples 12 May 2014 Hits: 39072
Using T-Shark for Packet Voice 12 May 2014 Hits: 8755
Coloring Rules in Wireshark 13 March 2014 Hits: 8743
Removing Checksum Calculations in Wireshark 13 March 2014 Hits: 5544
Using Wireshark Temporary Colors to easily see a Conversation 28 January 2014 Hits: 9764
IPv6 Windows Command Line Examples 12 September 2013 Hits: 40704
Wireshark Name Resolution 12 September 2013 Hits: 7046
Wireshark Display Filter Cheat Sheet 12 September 2013 Hits: 12544
Using Wireshark to Capture on Remote Servers or Systems 12 September 2013 Hits: 12502
Upgrade Your Router/Gateway - Even If The Manufacturer Won't 12 September 2013 Hits: 3728
The Netsh Shell/Scripting Tool in Windows 12 September 2013 Hits: 7865
The CellStream TCPDUMP Cheat Sheet now available 12 September 2013 Hits: 6475
Teach Others How to Use Their Computer 12 September 2013 Hits: 3038
Setting Up an IPv6 Teredo Tunnel in Windows 7 12 September 2013 Hits: 13074
Setting up an IPv6 ISATAP Tunnel in Windows 7 12 September 2013 Hits: 9005
Setting up A Web Server in Ubuntu Server 10.x and greater 12 September 2013 Hits: 4507
Setting up a SSH Server in Ubuntu Server 10.x and above 12 September 2013 Hits: 3890
Setting up a 6to4 Tunnel in Windows 7 12 September 2013 Hits: 13291
Perhaps a top 10 Wireshark Display Filter List 12 September 2013 Hits: 8806
Links to Ubuntu IPv6 How To's 12 September 2013 Hits: 4884
Keeping your Windows PC Software Up to Date 12 September 2013 Hits: 9425
IPv6 Linux Command Line Examples 12 September 2013 Hits: 11932
IPv6 MAC OSx Command Line Examples 12 September 2013 Hits: 10682
Installing the Desktop for Ubuntu Server 12 September 2013 Hits: 4283
Fixing the Ubuntu 11.x User Interface 12 September 2013 Hits: 9365
Five Simple Steps to GNS3 Setup 12 September 2013 Hits: 11899
Experimenting with ICMPv6 12 September 2013 Hits: 6607
Experimenting with DHCPv6 12 September 2013 Hits: 9287
Enabling IPv6 on a Computer 12 September 2013 Hits: 9846
Using T-Shark 11 September 2013 Hits: 9719
Create ACL and Firewall Rules with Wireshark 11 September 2013 Hits: 9574
Cisco Router Tech Tips and "How To's" 11 September 2013 Hits: 3963
Apply Master to ALL Notes Pages in MS PowerPoint 11 September 2013 Hits: 12587
A Map of the Submarine Cable System 11 September 2013 Hits: 7335
A Linux Command Line Cheat Sheet 11 September 2013 Hits: 8279
World IPv6 Day on June 8, 2011 11 March 2011 Hits: 5201
The Ultimate Earth Status Screen 04 March 2011 Hits: 4047
Locate an IP Address on a World Map 04 March 2011 Hits: 6408
What Broadband services are offered in my area? 01 March 2011 Hits: 3877
Setting a new or Static IP in ESX VM Server 14 February 2011 Hits: 3673
Access Multiple Computers on a LAN or VM via Remote Desktop Connection 07 February 2011 Hits: 12833
Router and Switch Net Admin Tools - a basic list 05 February 2011 Hits: 7074
Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts 03 January 2011 Hits: 4661
Ethernet Cabling Fundamentals 29 December 2010 Hits: 4982
Shutting down a computer that appears unresponsive 22 December 2010 Hits: 3125
Identify Your Computers Components in Detail 12 December 2010 Hits: 5174
Dive Deep into Task Management for Windows 12 December 2010 Hits: 5727
Using Social Media for ROI 23 November 2010 Hits: 9494
Blocking Certain Sites Using Your Home Router 10 November 2010 Hits: 7071
Clean Up the Startup Folder with Autoruns Tool 25 October 2010 Hits: 3537
A Great Toolkit for Presenters - Zoomit! 25 October 2010 Hits: 4504
A better view of Processes and Internal Operations 25 October 2010 Hits: 4886
Sharing your desktop and allowing a user to control your PC 15 October 2010 Hits: 3686
Securing a Home or Small Business Network 06 October 2010 Hits: 5206
An IPsec VPN Lab Exercise 29 September 2010 Hits: 6956
Parenting the Internet 17 September 2010 Hits: 7155
What is the 'netstat' command, and what can it do? 10 September 2010 Hits: 26414
What is the 'arp' command, and how can I use it? 10 September 2010 Hits: 241369
Using a Dynamic DNS Service Instead of a Public IP 03 September 2010 Hits: 5067
Some Basic Troubleshooting Tips for the PC/Networking 03 September 2010 Hits: 10156
Determining What is Connected to a Customer LAN or WLAN 03 September 2010 Hits: 4183
Blocking Offensive Web Content 25 August 2010 Hits: 5970
How can I save Disk Space? 30 July 2010 Hits: 4458
Disabling IPv6 and IPv6 Tunnel Communications 12 August 2009 Hits: 24390
What maintenance should I run on my computer, if any? 09 November 2006 Hits: 4644
Troubleshooting Device Drivers 09 November 2006 Hits: 9614
Removing unused Device Drivers 09 November 2006 Hits: 6821
Faster Booting by cleaning out Windows Pre-Fetch Folder 09 November 2006 Hits: 4302

Find by Tag

4G Networks 5G Networks 6LoWLAN 6LoWPAN 802.11 802.11ah 802.11ax 802.11ay 802.11az Addressing Analysis Ansible Architecture ARP AToM BGP Bloom's Taxonomy Broadband Cable cat CBRS CellStream Cellular Central Office Cheat Sheet Chrome Cisco Cloud CMD Coloring Rules Computer Consulting CPI Customer Support Data Center Data Networking DHCPv6 DNS Docker Documentation Dublin-Traceroute dumpcap ECMP Ethernet Ethics Field Operations Fragmentation G-MPLS GeoIP Git GNS3 Google GQUIC Hands-On History Home Network ICMP ICMPv6 IEEE 802.11p IEEE 802.15.4 Interface Control Internet IoT IPsec IPv4 IPv6 IS-IS L2VPN L3VPN LDP Linux LLN LoL M-BGP MAC Macro Microsoft mininet Monitoring MPLS mtr MTU Multicast Name Resolution Netcat Netmiko NetMon netsh Networking Network Science nmap Npcap NSE Online School OpenFlow OSPF OSPFv2 OSPFv3 OSX OTT Paris-Traceroute Parrot PIM PMTU Policy POTS POTS to Pipes PPP Profile Programming Project Management PW3E Python QoS QUIC Remote Desktop Requirements Resume RIP Routing RPL RSVP Rural SAS SDN Security Service Provider Small Business SONET Speed SS7 SSH SSL Subnetting SYSCTL T-Shark TCP TCP/IP Telco Telecom 101 Telecommunications Telephone termshark TLS Tools Traceroute Traffic Engineering Training Travel Tunnel Ubuntu Utility Video Virtualbox Virtualization VoIP VRF VXLAN WEP Wi- 6 Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 4 Wi-Fi 5 Wi-Fi 6 Windows Winpcap Wireless Wireless 5G Wireshark Wireshark Tip WLAN WPA2 Writing Zenmap ZigBee

Twitter Feed